Giving chickenpox a second thought

As a parent, you take every precaution to protect your child from injury. You purchase the appropriate car seat, you put up stair gates, and make sure your child wears a bicycle helmet.

There are many situations that may put your child at risk of being hospitalized such as:

  • A fall down the stairs: approximately 1 in 6100

  • A bicycle accident: approximately 1 in 5000

  • A motor vehicle accident: approximately 1 in 8500

  • Complications associated with chickenpox:

  • approximately 1 in 2000